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PC Does not turn on in the morning

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#1 madgamesmike


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

Hi everyone and thanks for any help you might be able to give me.

I have a Dell Inspirion 530. Running an Intel Core2 Quad CPU.

My PC recently has not been turning on in the morning. I press the power button it glows orange for a second and the CPU fan comes on but then it all goes out. If I pull the plug from the power supply and let it sit for a half hour or so, I can plug it back it and fire it right up.

I have cleaned it out and replaced the case fan which I noticed wasn't working anymore.
Do you guys have any thoughts? Power supply going bad maybe? Motherboard?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

From here Dell™ Inspiron™ 530 Series Owner's Manual
which has links to the owners manual, troubleshooting, And parts replacement.

If the power light is steady amber, there may be a power problem or an internal device malfunction.

Ensure that all power cables are securely connected to the system board (see System Board Components).

What makes it tough is that "I press the power button it glows orange for a second and the CPU fan comes on but then it all goes out"

If you can borrow a ATX power supply to test with. Leave it plugged in and try in the morning and see what happens. A normal ATX power supply will run your Dell, It may or may not fit depending on if you have a slimline ro not.

Good Luck

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